The initial letters of successive chapters in this work form an acrostic that includes the author's name: Poliam frater Franciscus Columna permauit.
Imprint derived from colophon on F3: Venetiis in aedibus Aldi Manutii, accuratissime, mense decembri M.ID.
Signatures: pi⁴ a-y⁸ z¹⁰ A-E⁸ F⁴.
Super-chancery folio; b2 (i.e. fol. 14) recto: 39 lines, 225 x 134 mm; types: 115R, 114Gk, 82R (first title, errata, matter (mostly massed capitals) in gatherings q, r, and elsewhere), 84Gk (errata), Hebrew type on b8 recto-verso; 172 woodcut illustrations; woodcut initials.
Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, V, 561
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, C767
Incunabula short title catalogue, ic00767000
COPY NOTE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.401.22 FOLIO: letters "AM" at end of line 5 on second title page (a1 recto) corrected. Leaf dimensions: 318 x 208 mm.
PROVENANCE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.401.22 FOLIO possibly the Fugger copy. Purchased from Paul Gottschalk in May, 1938.
BINDING: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.401.22 FOLIO bound in early brown sheepskin double-paneled in blind and gilt. Gilt floral centerpieces. Spine rolled in blind diaper pattern. Hinges reinforced. All text block edges stained black and mottled. Housed in a light brown cloth box with spine title stamped in gilt.
No copyright page found. No table-of-contents pages found.
Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472; Colonna, Francesco, approximately 1453-1517; Guidobaldo, da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino, 1472-1508; Scytha, Johannes Baptista; Maro, Andreas, active 15th century-16th century; Manuzio, Aldo, 1449 or 1450-1515, printer; Crasso, Leonardo, publisher